Provider Education and Training on Bleeding Disorders in Women

DON’T MISS THE SIGNS

As part of the Better You KnowExternal campaign, the National Hemophilia FoundationExternal developed the following two brochures for obstetricians/gynecologists and general providers to increase their knowledge and awareness of bleeding disorders in women. These brochures provide information on methods used to assess bleeding symptoms and determine risk for a bleeding disorder and, for patients at risk, how to coordinate care with a hematologist for diagnostic testing.

Brochure for obstetricians and gynecologists thumbnail

This brochure is for obstetricians and gynecologists.

Download and print brochure Cdc-pdf[PDF – 219 KB, 2 pages, Print only]External

Brochure for primary care physicians thumbnail

This brochure is for primary care physicians, pediatricians, dentists, and ear, nose, and throat specialists, who are often the first to see signs of a bleeding disorder in their patients.

Download and print brochure Cdc-pdf[PDF – 215 KB, 2 Pages, Print Only]External

Accredited Training

As part of the Better You KnowExternal campaign, the National Hemophilia FoundationExternal developed the following accredited webinars to increase knowledge and awareness among non-hematology healthcare providers about bleeding disorders. All but one webinar was funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Improving Outcomes for von Willebrand disease and Other Bleeding Disorders in Non-Hematology Healthcare Settings

Course Overview

This course is designed for non-hematology healthcare providers to enhance their knowledge and awareness of managing bleeding disorders in women. This course is intended to serve as a foundation on which to build additional skills through continuing education and clinical practice.

Course Goal

This course will help non-hematology specialists improve health outcomes for women with bleeding disorders in non-hematology healthcare settings.

Target Audience

Non-hematology specialists, including allied healthcare providers practicing in fields such as general medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, and otolaryngology, registered nurses, and dental medicine/surgery professionals such as those practicing general dentistry, orthodontics, and periodontics.

Module 1: Symptom Recognition and Appropriate Early Intervention in Males with von Willebrand disease.

  • This module was not developed through the cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 Module 2: An Introduction to the Recognition, Appropriate Diagnosis, and Timely Management of von Willebrand disease and other Bleeding Disorders among Women in Non-Hematology Healthcare Settings.

Educational Objectives:

  • Review common bleeding disorders that occur in women of reproductive age.
  • Highlight the prevalence of heavy menstrual bleeding among women with von Willebrand disease (VWD) and rare bleeding disorders (e.g. Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia, Factor XIII deficiency).
  • Using diagnostic symptoms and signs, identify women who may have a bleeding disorder
  • Review the management considerations for women with bleeding disorders.

Available for CNE/CME credit through December 31, 2018. Once this activity has expired, you can access the webinar through National Hemophilia FoundationExternal for viewing.

Module 3: Advanced Considerations for the Recognition, Appropriate Diagnosis, and Timely Management of von Willebrand disease and Other Bleeding Disorders among Women in Non-Hematology Healthcare Settings.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe common gynecological abnormalities observed in menstruating women
  • Review management strategies for women with von Willebrand disease and other bleeding disorders in the perinatal setting
  • Discuss strategies to minimize the effects of postpartum hemorrhage.

Available for CNE/CME credit through July 31, 2019. Once this activity has expired, you can access the webinar through National Hemophilia FoundationExternal for viewing.

Who are the faculty or featured speakers for this activity?

Robert Sidonio, Jr. MD, MSc., Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center; Emory University School of Medicine.

Veronica H. Flood, MD, Cancer and Blood Disorders – Children’s (MACC Fund Center); Medical College of Wisconsin

Charletta Ayers, MD, MPH, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Services, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Gloria A Bachmann, MD, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Services, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

How can I participate?

To participate in this activity, go to https://www.impactedu.net/bleeding/External. To receive continuing medical education credit, participants must (1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; (2) study the educational activity; (3) successfully complete the post-test with a score of 75% or better; and (4) complete the evaluation form. Participants will be given credit for each module they complete. Upon completion of the full CME/CE module activity, your certificate will be available immediately for download and print.

Once this activity has expired, you can access the webinar through National Hemophilia FoundationExternal for viewing.

Improving Outcomes for Females with Bleeding Disorders in Non-Hematology Healthcare Settings

Course overview

Despite an evident disease burden, there continues to be a gap among non-hematology healthcare providers in knowledge and practice for managing bleeding disorders in women. Further education is necessary to raise awareness, encourage collaboration with hemophilia treatment centers, and influence clinical practice, with the desired aim of reducing reproductive morbidity in women and improving outcomes across all patient populations.

Course Goal

This course will help non-hematology specialists improve health outcomes for women with bleeding disorders in non-hematology healthcare settings.

Target Audience

Non-hematology specialists, including allied healthcare providers practicing in fields such as general medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, and otolaryngology; registered nurses; and dental medicine and surgery, including those practicing general dentistry, orthodontics, and periodontics.

Educational Objectives:

  • Evaluate symptoms associated with heavy menstrual bleeding and diagnose bleeding disorders in women.
  • Describe appropriate protocols for the application of diagnostic assays for bleeding disorders in women.
  • Assess patient characteristics and history to implement management strategies for women with bleeding disorders when clinically appropriate.

Available for CNE/CME credit through July 31, 2019. Once this activity has expired, you can access the webinar through National Hemophilia FoundationExternal for viewing.

 Who are the faculty or featured speakers for this activity?

Charletta Ayers, MD, MPH, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Services, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Gloria A Bachmann, MD, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Services, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Robert Sidonio, Jr. MD, MSc., Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Emory University School of Medicine.

How can I participate?

To participate in this activity, go to https://www.impactedu.net/bleeding/External. To receive continuing medical education credit, participants must (1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; (2) study the educational activity; (3) successfully complete the post-test with a score of 75% or better; and (4) complete the evaluation form. Participants will be given credit for each module they complete. Upon completion of the full CME/CE module activity, your certificate will be made available immediately to download and print.

Once this activity has expired, you can access the webinar through National Hemophilia FoundationExternal for viewing.